Gift Certificates, New Class Dates, a Mentorship and More…

It has been a busy time down here at Glenelg South with some very exciting moments on the way. November brought with it some great commissions, a lovely launch party and even a little article in the paper.


2019 CLASS DATES ANNOUNCED

Term 1 classes for 2019 are officially online and ready to go. In addition to day classes where you can make your own earrings or bezel set pendant, I am also pleased to announce that my seven week beginner’s classes are now available. Handmade Jewellery for Beginners will run from 6-9PM on Wednesdays and is a great introduction to the world of jewellery making in a relaxed and social environment.

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Handmade Jewellery for Beginners

Are you interested in making your own jewellery but aren’t sure where to start? Sign up for this seven week night course and learn the basics in a relaxed, social environment. Suitable for absolute beginners to those with more experience, this class is a great introduction or refresher to jewellery making.


AN EXPERIENCE FOR CHRISTMAS?

Do you have a friend or relative who already has everything? Gift certificates for jewellery workshops are now available in store or through the class page of my website and are sure to please. The lucky recipient can choose a date which suits them and vouchers are valid for up to three years, so there is plenty of time to book in.

Material gifts are out, experiences are in! Treat that special someone with one of my beginners jewellery making classes and let them lose themselves in the joy of the handmade.

Material gifts are out, experiences are in! Treat that special someone with one of my beginners jewellery making classes and let them lose themselves in the joy of the handmade.

MENTORSHIP IN THE NEW YEAR

I am super excited to welcome Lilly Buttrose to be mentored at the studio gallery in 2019. Lilly is a textiles and jewellery artist working from JamFactory, Adelaide, and is the proud recipient of a Carclew Fellowship. This fantastic professional development grant will allow Lilly to travel to Japan to learn specialised weaving at the Kawashima Textile School, Kyoto, and upon her return work with me to develop new ways to combine her beautiful textiles with metal. You can read all about Lilly’s grant in the recent article published by Adelaide Now.

Lilly’s stunning woven earrings from her product range. During her mentorship, Lilly will further develop her jewellery making skills to explore new methods of transforming her textiles into wearable forms. Photograph courtesy of the artist.

Lilly’s stunning woven earrings from her product range. During her mentorship, Lilly will further develop her jewellery making skills to explore new methods of transforming her textiles into wearable forms. Photograph courtesy of the artist.

Lilly also exhibits beautiful hand embroidered wall hangings such as this linen piece, ‘Skyland Mountains.’ Photograph courtesy of the artist.

Lilly also exhibits beautiful hand embroidered wall hangings such as this linen piece, ‘Skyland Mountains.’ Photograph courtesy of the artist.

LAUNCH NIGHT

Thank you to everyone who made it along to my official launch soiree. It was such a wonderful event and great to have the support of my local council, community, friends and family. Thank you also to Emma Fey from Guild House who gave the most amazing opening speech and to everyone who helped to make the night go smoothly.

The launch party is underway at Claire Brooks Studio Gallery. Photograph courtesy of Laurence Coffrant.

The launch party is underway at Claire Brooks Studio Gallery. Photograph courtesy of Laurence Coffrant.

A colourful and delicious spread kindly prepared by Sylvia Nevistic, Courtney Jackson and Vesna Cavic. Photograph courtesy of Laurence Coffrant.

A colourful and delicious spread kindly prepared by Sylvia Nevistic, Courtney Jackson and Vesna Cavic. Photograph courtesy of Laurence Coffrant.

The lovely Emma Fey from Guildhouse giving her opening speech. Photograph courtesy of Laurence Coffrant.

The lovely Emma Fey from Guildhouse giving her opening speech. Photograph courtesy of Laurence Coffrant.

 CHRISTMAS TRADING HOURS

I am extending my trading hours in the lead up to Christmas so that you don’t miss out on getting that last minute Christmas treat. The gallery will be closed then will be having a short break to work on some extra special commissions.

Thursday 13th December:               10am – 5pm Wednesday 19th December:          10am – 5pm

Friday 14th December:                    10am – 5pm Thursday 20th December:               10am – 8pm

Saturday 15th December:               10am – 5pm Friday 21st December:                    10am – 5pm

Sunday 16th December:                  10am – 4pm Saturday 22nd December:               10am – 5pm

Monday 17th December: Closed Sunday 23rd December:                  10am – 4pm

Tuesday 18th December: 10am – 2.30pm Monday 24th December: 10am – 3pm

Tuesday 25th December to Monday 7th January: Closed

… then business as usual

Have a very Merry Christmas and happy New Year and thank you for your continued support!

Beginners Jewellery Classes have Landed at Claire Brooks Studio Gallery

After only a month of trade at my brand spanking new Studio Gallery, Glenelg South, the response from my local community has been overwhelmingly positive and I am so thrilled. Thank you so much to everyone who has managed to make their way down for a visit, it has been wonderful to see a few familiar faces and meet so many lovely people who have dropped by.

As many of you know, I have spent much of the past few years preparing to establish a teaching space which would bring community members together by sharing the joy of creating their own handmade jewellery. My plans were small to begin with but, after a generously supported crowd funding campaign and the decision to open a Studio Gallery, my plans got bigger and better than I ever could have imagined. Now finally, I am so pleased to announce that we’ve done it - jewellery classes are now available at Claire Brooks Studio Gallery!

The new teaching space is bright and inviting. Students will create their masterpieces on this beautiful table, handcrafted by local furniture designer, Steve Soeffky.

The new teaching space is bright and inviting. Students will create their masterpieces on this beautiful table, handcrafted by local furniture designer, Steve Soeffky.

As a bit of a taster, I will be running two one day classes before Christmas and I have a whole lot more planned for 2019. The first two classes are for beginners and will introduce students to the art of handmade jewellery through earring making and the ancient technique of bezel setting. Class sizes are limited to only six people, meaning that you will have plenty of one on one attention and the teaching space is beautifully light filled, leafy and inspiring. In order to run each class I need at least four students, so sign up now and bring a friend or family member.

Classes Available

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Make Your Own Bezel Set Pendant

Calling all gemstone lovers! Join me in my beautiful new studio gallery in Glenelg South for this full day workshop and let me teach you how to set your own cabochon stone into a handmade pendant. This course is perfect for beginners or a great excuse for those who have jewellery making experience to get back into basic stone setting.

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Make Your Own Earrings

Are you an earring lover who wants to take your collection to the next level? During this class you will work within the intimate, six person workshop space at my new Studio Gallery in Glenelg South, to design and make your own earrings. Each student should leave with at least one of earrings, learning some great skills.

Give the gift of creativity this festive season. If you would like to gift a class to a friend or someone you love, please contact me for more details.